Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix Welcome a New Baby Boy Named River

Actors Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara are officially proud parents. According to People, the Her costars have welcomed a baby boy together.

Russian filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky confirmed news of the pair’s baby during a press conference at the Zurich Film Festival for his and Phoenix’s upcoming documentary, Gunda. When explaining why Phoenix was not in attendance, Kossakovsky revealed that Phoenix and Mara had welcomed their son, following previous reports that the two were expecting a child together.

“He just got a baby by the way, his name was … a beautiful son called River, so he cannot promote it now,” said Kossakovsky during the conference. The baby’s name pays homage to Phoenix’s late brother, River Phoenix, the acclaimed young actor who died in 1993 at the age of just 23.

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